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I am currently on maternity leave but I'm due back at the end of May. I have seen a job I wish to apply for beginning in September and I can't see any reason why I shouldn't apply. Also, I would have completed 14 wks back at my current school so wouldn't need to repay maternity pay (that does count during the holidays doesn't it?) Should I mention that I am on maternity leave as I don't think it has any impact on availability to take up the post. would it stand against me that I haven't been teaching since last academic year?
Q1 No expert on maternity pay and the conditions et by the local authority, so you should contact the HR devision and ask
Q2 Yes, be up-front about it. It shouldn't go against you.
Q3 Not if you write a good enough application! We have advice for you on here.
Try this for size:
Dear Theo: Cover Letter..
Big hug to that new baby!
TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
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